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Dancing in the Streets At Taste of Soul

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 21, 2013

Dancing in the Streets at Taste of Soul

Los Angeles-Bakewell Media presented the 8th Annual Taste of Soul, Saturday, October 19, 2013. The festival returned to historic Leimert Park Village on “The Shaw” as Crenshaw Boulevard is affectionately named.

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, don’t let the calendar fool you. The outdoor festival season continues in high gear with our summer like weather two weeks into the Autumn/Fall season.

There was something for everyone during this eagerly anticipated annual celebration of all things soulful of the African American community.... (more)

Tags: taste of soul, radio free 102.3 kjlh, 94.7 the wave, bakewell media

Tequio Aqui, Tequio Alla Exhibit opens in Los Angeles

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 7, 2013

Tequio Aqui, Tequio Alla

Los Angeles- The City of Angels is home to a huge, vibrant and striving Latino community. Residents and I benefit from the wealth of cultural influences of the various Latino communities. This was apparent for the William Grant Still Arts Center’s Tequio Aqui, Tequio All new exhibit. This event brought together artists who are involved in sustaining or examining the Oaxacan practice of tequio in a post-migration urban context. The exhibition examines how this internalized tradition of service manifest itself in the civic, familial, and cultural lives of Oaxacan... (more)

Tags: wiliam grant still arts center, tequio aqui tequio alla

Inglewood Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 7, 2013

Inglewood Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

Inglewood-The City of Inglewood celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Main Library on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Main Library, 101 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA. 90301. The all day program was free to the public.

Mayor James T. Butts presided over this historic occasion with members of Inglewood City Council, George Dotson, District 1, Alex Padilla, District 2, Eloy Morales, Jr. District 3 and Ralph Franklin, District 4, Assemblyman Steven Bradford and the community. Partial funding was provided... (more)

Tags: city of inglewood, inglewood library, delian music

4th Friday Food Trucks in Inglewood

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 28, 2013

4th Friday Food Trucks in Inglewood

Inglewood-A quick search on Google for 1st Friday Food Truck, 4th Friday Food Trucks or Food Trucks, one will find a plethora of events with food trucks around town at various venues for different functions. Some events are held for school fundraisers, part of Art Walks, while other events feature food trucks in conjunction with major events.

Thanks also to Social Media; all of the food trucks have a huge, loyal following. People can stay connected by Facebook, Twitter, email and other technological outlets.

I attended the 4th Friday... (more)

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National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated@MOLAA

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 16, 2013

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at MOLAA

A bit of background information. Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The Day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of Independence for Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their Independence days on September... (more)

Tags: museum of latin american art, target sundays@molaa, alina mendez & the fiesta dancers, mofo forro band, jungle fire

The Joint is Jumpin' in Lawndale

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 15, 2013

The Joint is Jumpin’ in Lawndale

Lawndale- The inaugural Lawndale Jazz and Blues Music Festival was held on September 14, 2013 from 1pm-7pm. Sponsored by the City of Lawndale and Guitar Center Southbay. The event was held outdoors at Lawndale Civic Center Plaza, 147th Street and Burin Ave.

It was a pleasant day, around 75 degrees with a nice breeze. This festival is a welcome addition to the festival circuit in the Southbay with the demise of the Long Beach Blues Festival. This festival has the potential to grow and be held at a large venue with people willing to pay to attend.

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Tags: howlin' blues boogie band, pat chartrand, the lawndale blues boys, kastro band, j. boykin, guitar center southbay

6th Annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 9, 2013

6th Annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

Santa Monica- Sete de Setembro (September 7) is a national holiday in Brazil on September 7 every year. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.

This is a cause for celebration. Lights! Camera! Action! And Party!!! The organizers of the 6th Annual Los Annual Brazilian Film Festival celebrated this occasion with a Launch Party in the Courtyard/Pool Area at the Shangri-LA Hotel-1301 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. This was a very nice, laidback location for the Launch Party with an outdoor... (more)

Tags: los angeles brazilian film festival, labrff, the los angeles film school, shangri-la hotel, andrea ferraz, babi xavier

African & African American Culture in Los Angeles

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 2, 2013

African and African American Celebrations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles-As luck will have it, Angelenos experienced Summer weather Labor Day Weekend, which is suppose to be the unofficial end of Summer. Only in Los Angeles does Labor Day Weekend offer a smorgasbord of diverse activities to enjoy. This was quite apparent in the three events that I attended just on Saturday, August 31st.

My cultural journey through Los Angeles commenced in historic Leimert Park Village for the 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival. This splendid 3 day event was scheduled,... (more)

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Gardena Jazz Festival-Relaxin' in Rowley Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 26, 2013

Gardena Jazz Festival-Relaxin' in Rowley Park

Gardena-The dog days of Summer is heading into the homestretch. This could mean several things: millions of kids are heading back to school, adults are returning to universities and colleges for the Fall Semester. The end of Summer always segue into the upcoming NFL Football season.

Sadly, the end of Summer also means an end to the outdoor music festival season. The City of Gardena made sure that the Summer was escorted out with the sounds of comtemporary smooth jazz during the 11th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival.

The... (more)

Tags: gardena jazz festival, rowley park, nedra wheeler, lao tizer, nick colionne, mike phillips, dw3, brian culbertson, roderick d. jones memorial scholarship, hollywood high school drumline

Old Skool and New Skool at Long Beach Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 12, 2013

Old Skool and New Skool at Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach-A record number of music aficionados descended once again on the lovely Rainbow Lagoon for the 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival. The festival was held on Friday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 11, 2013.

A sadness as well as joy hovered over the festival with the news of the death of the late great piano player George Duke. Mr. Duke graced the Long Beach Jazz Festival many times in the past. We can take joy in the huge amount of music that he recorded over the years. Our collective prayers goes out to his... (more)

Tags: long beach jazz festival, rainbow promotions

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